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Prologue: Memory, Authority, and Oblivion

Francis Oakley

in The Conciliarist Tradition: Constitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541249
eISBN:
9780191708787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541249.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

This prologue looks at the matter of remembering and forgetting, with emphasis on institutional (and institutionally sponsored) forgetting. From the medieval centuries, the focus is on the Western, ... More


Genovefa’s Territory

Lisa M. Bitel

in Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195336528
eISBN:
9780199868599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336528.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

This chapter recounts the life of Genovefa (Saint Geneviève) from her birth at Nanterre ca. 420 to her death ca. 509 in Paris, as told by her earliest 6th-century biographer. Although a woman, and ... More


Hetmans and Metropolitans

Serhii Plokhy

in The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As Bohdan Khmelnytsky took it upon himself to establish the parameters of Orthodox-Uniate relations in negotiations with the Commonwealth, there was no avoiding a direct clash between the interests ... More


Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

The author presents the first major reassessment of the Western Enlightenment for a generation. Continuing the story he began in Radical Enlightenment, and now focusing his attention on the first ... More


Democratic Authority

Gregory A. Wills

in Democratic Religion: Freedom, Authority, and Church Discipline in the Baptist South, 1785-1900

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160994
eISBN:
9780199849574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160994.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Southern Baptist maxim “Correct discipline is the life of the church” conveyed primarily the idea that discipline was the source of vitality and progress. Yet discipline constituted the life of ... More


Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity

Caroline Humfress

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198208419
eISBN:
9780191716966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208419.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book approaches the subject of late Roman law from the perspective of legal practice revealed in courtroom processes, as well as more ‘informal’ types of dispute settlement. From at least the ... More


The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

M. S. Kempshall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This study offers a major reinterpretation of medieval political thought by examining one of its most fundamental ideas. If it was axiomatic that the goal of human society should be the common good, ... More


The Realignment of Mormon Religious Authority

Jana Riess

in The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885205
eISBN:
9780190938277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885205.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how young adult Mormons regard ecclesiastical authority differently than older Mormons do. Mormons stand apart from many other faiths because they believe their leaders are the ... More


Freedom, Authority, and Doctrine

Gregory A. Wills

in Democratic Religion: Freedom, Authority, and Church Discipline in the Baptist South, 1785-1900

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195160994
eISBN:
9780199849574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160994.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Baptist discipline manifested fidelity to the evangelical exclusivist temperament, especially to its insistence on a church separate from the world and established in purity. Manifesting the same ... More


Authority and aggression

Maijastina Kahlos

in Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190067250
eISBN:
9780190067281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067250.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the various standpoints that imperial and ecclesiastical authorities had towards the coercion of religious dissidents, especially violence towards people and their cult places. ... More


Prologue: The Problem of Authority and Its Limits

Michael J. Lacey

in The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778775
eISBN:
9780190258306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778775.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the role played by ecclesiastical authority in the life of the Catholic Church. Drawing on a range of disciplines including history, theology, philosophy, and social science, it ... More


Biblical Interpretation and Alexandrian Episcopal Authority in the Early Christian Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Alexandrian Episcopal authority and biblical interpretation in the early Christian period in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It investigates how allegory was used to reinforce ... More


The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

Michael J. Lacey and Francis Oakley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778775
eISBN:
9780190258306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One deep problem facing the Catholic Church is the question of how its teaching authority is understood today. It is fairly clear that, while Rome continues to teach as if its ecclesiastical ... More


Leo's Church and Our Own

Michael J. Lacey

in The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778775
eISBN:
9780190258306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778775.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the Catholic Church's antiliberal, antimodern phase from the papal point of view in contrast with today's situation in order to highlight what was accomplished at Vatican II. It ... More


Philip Melanchthon and the historical Luther

Ralph Keen

in Luther's Lives: Two Contemporary Accounts of Martin Luther

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061042
eISBN:
9781781700358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061042.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

If Luther remains a figure of heroic proportions, it is due as much to the work of his admirers as to his own efforts. And Philip Melanchthon, Luther's closest colleague, was so successful in ... More


History and the Return of the Repressed in Catholic Modernity: The Dilemma Posed by Constance

Francis Oakley

in The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778775
eISBN:
9780190258306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778775.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores one particular instance of radical doctrinal discontinuity and its implications for the ultimate locus of authority in the Catholic Church: the profound difference between the ... More


Introduction

Enrique García Santo-Tomás

in The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226376462
eISBN:
9780226465876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465876.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction establishes the theoretical and methodological framework for the itinerary through the book. It also sets the stage on which to build the different networks between cultures and ... More


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